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#3202 of 3742 Re: please help it's Hardly drivable [eddyzoom]
Oct 28, 2007 (12:48 pm)
I have a 1999 Mazda Protege that had the OD Off light problem and it was an indication that my transmission had a leak. I had the transmission rebuilt and it is working fine. It seemed to have the problem only after the car sat overnight. Maybe take it to a transmission place and have them do a diagnostic, though it did not show a problem. I got the car in right away when it started having a problem.
#3203 of 3742 Check Engine: Clutch Position Sensor Fault
Oct 26, 2007 (5:14 pm)
I am considering purchasing a 2000 Protege from an individual. It runs and drives great, but the Check Engine light is on. The owner says he's had it scanned and the fault is with the "Clutch Position Sensor". I'll have the vehicle inspected including a scan before purchasing, but I'm curious if anyone has experience with this type of fault code.
#3204 of 3742 2002 Protege rpm problems
Oct 27, 2007 (5:54 am)
My 2002 Protege ES cuts out or misses at 2800-3000rpm, above that and below it is fine. Doesn't matter whether you aare going slow or fast.
#3205 of 3742 Fan Speed Switch
Oct 29, 2007 (5:37 pm)
My 97 protege's fan only works on the 1 and 2 speed. Replaced the blower motor resistor and it did not help. Where do I go from here.
Thanks for the help!!
#3206 of 3742 Re: Belt Squealing [eddie34]
Nov 10, 2007 (2:55 pm)
have them change the tension setting on the timing belt tensioner. i just had the same problem on my 03 protege, and had to have the shop fix it. if they are not adjusting the tension on the belt properly, you'll get that nasty squeal!
#3207 of 3742 Gas Filling Problem!!!!
Nov 19, 2007 (9:23 am)
I've seen this posted befor but i couldn't find the answer so here it goes. I have a 2000 mazda protege ES. Just recently when I go to put gas in it I can only put a little at a time because it starts to overfill. What it does is allows me to put about a half a gallon and then it overfills. Then I wait about 20 sec and start the whole thing over again. It is very much a pain in the ass. It takes me about 10 min to put $10 in my tank and thats at $3.50 a gallon!! Any help would be great.
#3208 of 3742 Re: Gas Filling Problem!!!! [mmborder]
Nov 19, 2007 (12:59 pm)
recently when I go to put gas in it I can only put a little at a time because it starts to overfill
I'd bring it into the shop to get it checked; you don't want to damage the guage within the fuel tank as I've heard that could be an expensive repair.
#3209 of 3742 01 Protege: Noise from bottom when U-turn
Nov 19, 2007 (1:41 pm)
I got a 2001 Protege LX 2.0. Recently I hear some cranking noise from front left bottom when I do the U-turn (left U-turn). I went to mechanic and he said there is a problem with left axle. But after I changed the left front axle ($180 cost), there noise is still there. Does anyone got any idea about this problem? Thanks~~
#3210 of 3742 Re: Gas Filling Problem!!!! [mmborder]
Nov 20, 2007 (9:01 am)
In order to put fuel into the tank, there has to be a means for the air in the tank, displaced by the entering fuel to exit, otherwise, you'll have what is occuring to you, the pump will click off, or you'll have a backflow of gasoline.
I'm not an expert in this area, but this is what comes to mind:
You could have a crimped filler tube; that's the tube going from the filler neck down to the tank, or conceivably (and you'd have to call a shop that knows about Mazda's and the fuel system arrangement in your car - I'd suggest looking in the yellow pages for an independant shop) I believe there's a gas tank vent solenoid and vent line as part of the evap system which reclaims gas fumes and returns them to the tank. Either the vent line is kinked, or the vent solenoid isn't doing it's thing.
Nov 22, 2007 (12:18 am)
Ok about a month ago my 99 pro lx(125000mi) was vibrating at hiway speed and stopped. then last week i start the car put it in drive and the check engine light started flashing and i could tell it was misfiring. i stopped at a light and the CEL went steady. i checked the the code and it was P0302 ( misfire in cylinder 2) does anyone have like a clue as to what could cause the misfire. mind you i just had a tune up ( brand new wires and brand new double platinum spark plugs). any help would be greatly appreciated